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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

The Q&A document includes the questions asked by CAPITheticAL registrants during the period, 6 May to 30 August 2011, and the answers supplied by the CAPITheticAL Administration team.

We hope they give you some more food for thought.

HISTORICAL BACKGROUND READING

Entrant’s proposals must demonstrate their awareness of the debate and decisions related to the creation of Canberra. Visit the Centenary of Canberra website for a timeline of historical events and much more www.canberra100.com.au

Visit www.idealcity.org.au for all you need to know about the 1912 competition to design Canberra.

Canberra 1912, Plans and Planners of the Australian Capital Competition, John W Reps, 1997

The Bush Capital, Roger Pegrum, 1983

Canberra, Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, Sir John Overall, 1995

Canberra Following Griffin, Paul Reid, 2002

The Symbolic Role of the National Capital, David Headon, 2003

The Griffin Legacy, National Capital Authority, 2004

Canberra, City in the Landscape, Ken Taylor, 2006

National Capital Authority, Annual Reports 2006, 2007, 2008

CONTEMPORARY THINKING ON PLANNED CITIES

Participants in the CAPITheticAL should be informed by an understanding of the history and design of other planned capital cities, realised, unrealised and proposed, here are some links to interesting information on planned cities.

www.brasiliabsb.com

xroads.virginia.edu/~cap/citybeautiful/plan.html

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_planned_cities

DISCUSSION BOARD

Contact the Australian Institute of Architects and the Jury Members to ask any questions or make comments on the competition, just email info@capithetical.com.au

We look forward to hearing and discussing your ideas.

 

 

 

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